Kim Hunter Overview:

Legendary actress, Kim Hunter, was born Janet Cole on Nov 12, 1922 in Detroit, MI. Hunter died at the age of 79 on Sep 11, 2002 in New York City, NY .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Kim Hunter was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for A Streetcar Named Desire (as Stella Kowalski) in 1951.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1951Best Supporting ActressA Streetcar Named Desire (1951)Stella KowalskiWon
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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.

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Kim Hunter Quotes:

[last lines]
[waking up after operation]
Peter: Hello.
June: Hello.
Peter: We won.
June: I know darling.


Stella: Mr. Kowalski is too busy making a pig of himself... Your face and your fingers are disgustingly greasy.


Jason Hoag, Poet: I'm under orders to make you laugh. In Mrs. Romari's mind, poetry and humor has some strange affinity, which they don't have in fact. She wants me to play the fool for you but... suddenly Miss Gibson, I feel as sad as you do.
Mary Gibson: Well, then, I've spoiled your dinner. Your food won't digest and your wine will sour.


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Kim Hunter Facts
Father Donald Cole was a consulting engineer and died in 1926 when Kim was only 3 years old. Mother Grace once performed as a concert pianist. Kim had one brother who was eight years older than she.

A one-time student of the Pasadena Playhouse, she was appearing in a 1942 production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" when she was discovered for film by a David O. Selznick talent representative. Kim was signed by RKO.

Mother of two children: Kathryn and Sean. Kathrin, from her first marriage with Marine Captain William A. Baldwin, and later, she was adopted and took the last name Emmett from her mother's second husband, stage actor Robert Emmett; she used to ride on the handlebars of Marlon Brando's motorcycle, and became a judge and a mother of four. Sean Emmett, born 1954, is a rock musician (Mainstream, Sienna).

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